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Old February 22nd, 2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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5.2 and air conditioning

so my girl and i have finally squeezed the budget enough to warrant looking a lil harder at getting parts to start repairing her wrecked 97 zj...

so i got out today and start pulling off stuff (like broken headlights, head light mounting bezel, turn signals, all the shit that broke in the accident that the shop didnt remove when i had them pull the frame straight in january.

so i start pulling on a couple "hard lines" that i initailly thought belonged to the tranny cooler and found two spliced lines right where the radiator used to be(passeneger side), traced em back and one goes into the air conditioning unit and one goes from what i assume was the air conditioning cooler back to the dash, i went ahead and did find the actual tranny cooler lines and they are good (shop didnt cut em, thank God) I know long story...so to the point....

can i go ahead and semi permanently cap those two air conditioning hard lines and not replace them right away, the air conditioning hasnt worked since we bought the jeep anyway. will it affect how the motor runs as long as she keeps the air turned off.. or do i need to consider finding and replacing those lines so the motor runs properly...

i know complicated.....learning as i go...sorry

what a mess..

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Old February 22nd, 2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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It won't really matter what you do to those AC lines......when there's no freon on the system the computer knows it and won't run the ac anyway.....now's a good time to use that compressor for OBA
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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It won't really matter what you do to those AC lines......when there's no freon on the system the computer knows it and won't run the ac anyway.....now's a good time to use that compressor for OBA
yeah no shit, the thought had crossed my mind, to bad she wont let me take this beauty anywhere near the dirt, rocks or mud, other than my parents driveway that is..it is an honest to goodness Great lakes 4x4 certified mall crawler.....

now if she had wrecked it enough, my xj would have a nice 5.2 liter about now....damn....

edit: ph yea thanks...fred bear...love that song...
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:14 PM   #4
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If you can, find out if you can remove the air compressor. If I'm not mistaken, the refrigerant is what actually lubes thoose compressors, and you do NOT want one locking up on you, it sucks, wastes the belt and stalls the motor.. etc.

But, what you can do is see if you can find the belt for one that doesn't have A/C (check with a parts place) and possibly just run that belt, minus the A/C pump and get rid of the condensor and lines and pump all together, hell, if it never worked, she's not gonna miss it.

I don't know if you can cap off the lines, so I'm not sure if this post is helpful or not, but I figured I would try to give ya another option to explore (just what ya need.. more decisions, right?)

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 12:33 PM   #5
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hey hack, thats an option i came across last nite, so i am looking at removing the condensor, problem being i am not entirely sure there are any post 95 grand's that lack air as an option, you know what i mean(i need to research that option some more),, so i might have to run some soft tube from the spliced hard lines back to the cooler,,not sure but i am looking into it...

on the note of help, i am planning a junkyard expedition soon...any help i can get for that trip will be appreciatted as i cant just back my jeep in strip all the shit i need and roll out... gotta hand carry all of it...and i need alot...

i'll let you know...

thanks for the offer...

Grifter...

really wish someone around here owned a junkyard....that contained a 96+ grand. it would make my life so much easier...
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 02:20 PM   #6
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Just so ya know.....my wife's 95 AC hasn't worked since someone pulled out in front of her and dealership never realized the condesor leaked. The Compressor just never kicks on.
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